Image Credit & Copyright: Arianespace of the launch of the Galileo spacecraft. CLICK image for larger view and look below for information and related links including where to stream live.


On Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1855 UTC (1455 EDT) from the Guiana Space Center, launch pad ELS in Kourou, French Guiana, an Arianespace Soyuz 2-1B (Soyuz ST-B) rocket designated VS08 (O3B F2) will lift four satellites for the O3B broadband communications network into orbit, delivering broadband service to developing countries. The Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket is used by Arianespace as the medium lift rocket in their fleet with Vega being the light lift and the massive Ariane 5 doing the heavy lifting.


Watch live:

Arianespace main website:




Arianespace VS08 mission page:

Arianespace VS08 Launch Kit:

Arianespace Soyuz overview:

Arianespace Soyuz PDF flyer:

Arianespace Soyuz launch site:


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